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Shihan James Roma,
Kudan (Ninth Black)
Keith Jemison, Godan
(Fifth Black)
Eric Lance, Shichidan
(Seventh Black)
David Dabney,
Shodan
(First Black)
1995 – began training in Shotokan karate from
Shihan Keith Jemison and Shihan Lee Harris
1998 – received Shodan in Shotokan Karate from
Shihan Lee Harris

Mr. Dabney assisted as an instructor at the American Karate
Academy (Akron, Ohio). He began his
Vee-jitsu training at the Akron Vee-jitsu Club in May of 2000.
Theodis Sheppard,
Sandan
(Third Black)
2000 – started training at Akron Vee-jitsu Club.
2018 – received Sandan in Vee-jitsu from Jim Roma, Kudan.
Sensei Theodis ‘Shep’ Sheppard has continued to be an invaluable
assistant instructor. He has also expanded his training by studying
with Sensei Jemison at the Extended School of the Vee Arts and
also by studying some Chinese arts with Sifu Lee Burnett.
Russel Neal, Shodan
(First Black)
Ziad Chiti, Shodan
(First Black)
Randy McCoy, Sandan
(Third Black)
Sensei Randy McCoy has been a student of Shihan Jim
Roma since early 2000.  He has been Shihan Jim’s ‘right
arm’ in keeping Vee-jitsu alive and prospering in Ohio.
Randy is affectionately called ‘Mr. Vee-jitsu’ by his fellow
students because of his passion and dedication to Professor
Vee and the propagation of Professor Vee’s original and
authentic teachings.
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03/2019

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Mr. Neal had earned a black belt ranking in Kodokan Judo
before earning his black belt in Vee-jitsu. Sensei Neal owns
his own business and is a councilman in Akron, Ohio
Sensei Chiti owns his own car repair business
and is an University of Akron graduate
in accounting.
Randy Young,
Godan
(Fifth Black)
ShihanYoung is a Navy veteran and now a physical therapist.

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